IL: Chicago educrats cancel classes after teachers vote to not do their jobs

Source: CNN

“More than 340,000 students will be shut out of school Wednesday after a deadlock between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district over [whether teachers can use “Covid-19 safety” to avoid working] — the most dramatic example yet of tension in US schools amid the spread of the Omicron variant. On Tuesday night, the teachers’ union voted to teach virtually rather than in classrooms — prompting district leadership to cancel school for Wednesday. The teachers’ union said conditions for in-person learning, which had resumed Monday, were unsafe — citing inadequate testing resources as new Covid-19 cases and new hospitalizations among children reached record highs. But Chicago Public Schools and the city’s mayor have been adamant that students in the nation’s third-largest school district need to learn in classrooms.” (01/05/22)